San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated in connection with a possible sexual assault, according to reports out Thursday. The 26-year-old athlete has not been charged.
The alleged incident occurred earlier this month in Miami, as confirmed by the local police department and fellow NFL players Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette have been named in the report:
"The woman states that the group 'talked for a while and she mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots.' The woman states “they told her in order to drink the shots she had to ‘hit’ the bong which contained marijuana.”
The woman states she 'started to feel lightheaded and went to a bedroom to lay down.' She says she 'took off her jacket and jewelry' at which point 'Mr. Kaepernick came behind her into the bedroom and started kissing her.'
She 'advised that Mr. Kaepernick started to undressed [sic] her' and that 'she got completely naked.'
At that point she claims Kaepernick left the bedroom and that 'they did not have sex.' At that point in time, the woman claims Patton and Lockette 'peeked' into the room and she yelled 'What are you doing? Where’s Colin? Get out!'
The woman says they closed the door and left but she cannot remember anything after that. She says she woke up in a hospital bed but doesn’t know how she got there."
Authorities says the investigation is in the "beginning stages" and none of the players have been charged. While Kaepernick has yet to speak out about the matter, the 49ers released the following statement:
"49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts."
Further details are expected to emerge in the coming days.